Sointu for Sew Loco

Last year I was sent some of this beautiful Lady McElroy fabric to review from Sew Loco. I made this top and took photos in the old house but then life happened and Lucy took a little break to have a baby! She's back now and Sew Loco has reopened with 20% off all fabrics…

Sourcing Recycled Interfacing

Hi folks!  I have a quick little update for you today. Vlieseline have released a press release regarding their products and sustainability and have asked me to share it with you guys! For the sake of transparency: I am not receiving anything for sharing this information with you and I haven't tried all these products,…

Repairing Pulls in Knitwear

Okay, I've got something a little bit different for you today. It's not *technically* a sewing tool but I think it fits really well with sustainable sewing, slow fashion and generally being an environmentally conscious consumer. I read somewhere recently (think it was Fashion Revolution) that the most sustainable garment in the world is the…

Recycled Thread: Making a 100% Recycled Garment

Hello! It's time for the next installment of my product review series called Tool Thursdays and this time I have my hands on a product I am really excited about! Thread giants Gutermann have been innovating and have come out with 100% recycled polyester thread made from recycled plastic bottles. Less energy is required to…

Tablecloth Refashion Metamorphic Dress

Only long-time followers of the blog will remember my experiments last year with dyeing tablecloths. I absolutely loved the finished results but since then they have sat in my stash waiting for the perfect project! Well a few weeks ago, I finally had the idea for the perfect  project! The Sew Liberated Metamorphic Dress! This…

French Curve and Fitting Adjustments

AAAAaaages ago I was sent a Metric French Curve to review by Minerva Crafts. I completely forgot to post about it on here but there has been lots of discussion recently online about measurements/size and making adjustments to fit our bodies. I hadn't used a French Curve before - I have always just freehand drawn…

Making Seperates: My Secret Dress!

I finally got my hands on this most beautiful fabric, the Atelier Brunette Stardust Double Gauze.  I have been drooling over it for months and couldn't afford to buy any, but then I was given the opportunity to join the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network and what was the first fabric I asked for? This OF…